California Room Index

The California Room Index is an online index to people, places, and events in the history of San José, Santa Clara County, and California. The index contains citations that are not included in the Library Catalog. Once you have a citation for a resource you want to view, bring the information to the California Room and we’ll retrieve the item for you.

You can search the Index by keyword or browse an alphabetically list of subjects:

Quick Subject Search

A-Z Subject Browse

0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Locating the Information

An entry’s Location field tells you where you can find the physical material.

All items in the index are in one of the following places:

Help Searching the Index

Sorting Results
By default, results are sorted alphabetically by Subject. Click a column header to re-sort results by Title, Author, Location, or Source instead.

'Notes' Column
Some entries have additional information that won't fit in the search results table.  If this is the case, you will see a "View" link you can click to access this information in the last column (labeled 'Notes'). Volume numbers will also appear in this 'Notes' column.